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“Not much to it”

Art Deco Walking Tour
Ranked #5 of 125 Tours in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Take the #1 walking tour in South Beach with the most popular tour guides in the district. Art Deco Tours, Inc., Will enlighten and entertain you with fascinating facts and stories. Two hours will fly by fast. Stroll along Ocean Drive and learn about the history, the unlikely hero who saved the Art Deco buildings, the role of Miami Vice and Hollywood and other pop culture. You'll admire the architecture from the outside and design & decor on the inside. No bumping elbows in a packed group. Daily small group tours (max 8-9 people) are offered several times a day. Or get the VIP treatment with a private tour with exclusive access to select buildings not permitted to large groups. Your guides will keep you engaged with lively conversation and trivia! Enrich your visit and learn about the culture, history and architecture of South Beach beyond the beaches! Price starts at $30 per person
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not much to it”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We booked this walking tour based upon other reviews on TripAdvisor but have to be honest and say we were a little disappointed. On the day there was some sort of emergency so the planned guide did not turn up but someone else did a few minutes late. Then a couple of the planned hotels to visit were closed for refurbishment or filming so we couldn't go in, and there was no back up plan so it felt a little disorganised. Now I'm not the most historical person but I didn't find there to be too much history to discuss on the tour. Yes we got to walk around the art deco hotels but I did that in the evenings and could have taken the same photo's then and walked in and out myself to have a look around. You can really do this for yourself...

Visited July 2013
1 Thank crooky25
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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lots of fun!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Christine is so knowledgeable of the area and its history. She kept our small group engaged with questions and "quizzes." A nice stroll down Ocean Ave with plenty of stops and sights. Make sure to get some nice pictures at the rooftop lounge!

Visited August 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Beautiful examples of Art Deco architecture, easy walkable tour. good for all ages. The buildings are close together and colors are wonderful

Visited August 2013
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“Labor Day Tour”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Christine is amazing. I take walking tours whenever I travel, and she is one of the best tour guides I've had here or abroad. Very knowledgeable, lots of history, great stories and terrific views of the art deco district. Given our small group size, we were able to get into unique venues as well as enjoy rooftop vistas. Excellent tour.

Visited September 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Great way to get a feel for South Beach”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We really enjoyed the tour, gives you an understanding of how Miami Beach developed, why it has the buildings in South Beach, you also get to see the inside of some of the hotels, the lady who did our tour was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank varney
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